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Since the ACA membership approved revisions to the bylaws on October 22, 2017, the ACA must now transition to a new 15 member Board structure.  In order to accomplish this, the ACA must receive nominations and conduct an election for three(3) open Director positions.


Open Director Positions:

  • Elite Athlete Slalom Director
  • Elite Athlete Sprint Director
  • Elite Athlete Paracanoe Director


Director Position Descriptions:


Elite Athlete Directors

For purposes hereof an “Elite Athlete” is an individual who has further demonstrated his or her qualifications as an elite athlete by having:


(1) within the ten (10) year period ending on December 31st of the prior year, represented the United States in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, Operation Gold event as designated by the USOC, or a World Championship recognized by the ICF for which a competitive selection process was administered by the Association (or predecessor NGB); or

(2) within the twenty-four (24) month period ending on December 31st of the prior year, demonstrated that they are actively engaged in amateur athletic competition by finishing in the top half of the Association’s national championships or team selection competition.




  • November 24, 2017
    • Nominations for Director positions accepted online
  • December 5-22, 2017
    • Voting for Director positions occurs (online and paper ballot)
  • January 1, 2018
    • New Board is fully seated
  • March 3-4, 2018
    • First Board meeting of 2018

Additional Information:

  • To learn more about the ACA Board of Directors, please visit:
  • Athlete Representative Classifications (PDF)
  • To read the nominating and voting process for the Elite Athlete Director positions, please reference the ACA Bylaws (Article VII. Section 2. D & E.)

If you would like to nominate yourself for one of the below positions, please complete and submit the form below.

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